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Difficulty I-II
Length 6.8 Miles
Flow Range 600 - 2400 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago ~ 210 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 05/31/2018 10:07 pm

River Description

Spring Creek lies just west and parallel to the popular Little Vermilion. However, being a smaller watershed, it will not as often contain enough water to boat. You will almost assuredly encounter deadfalls and snags, fences, as well as numerous low bridges in the golf course. At higher flows, each of these obstacles may prove challenging to navigate or portage.

Rapid Descriptions

Drainage: ~34 sq.mi.

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Drainage area at our listed put-in is approximately 34 sq.mi. (as calculated via USGS StreamStats Beta software). By the take-out, it has increased to 50.5 sq.mi. (nearly a 50% increase).

Railroad Bridge

Class - N/A Mile - 0.77
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Interstate 80

Class - N/A Mile - 1.94
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Mineshaft Road

Class - N/A Mile - 4.07
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Peru Princeton Road (CR3300E)

Class - N/A Mile - 5
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Hwy.6 / E.Dakota Street

Class - N/A Mile - 5.78
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Gage Descriptions

Visual. It will take subtantial rain to make this little creek runnable, and the window of opportunity will be fairly narrow. Be ready to jump on it immediately after rains, or you'll miss it.

Generally will require nearby Little Vermilion to be at 4' or higher on its paddler gauge (upstream face of the center pier of the first bridge south of I-80).

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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Matt Muir


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1209742 05/31/18 Rob Add gradient values
1192422 09/30/03 n/a n/a
1196175 10/08/09 Rob Add flow info and ref.gauge.